Woods tweaks swing, expects slower swing speed


BETHESDA, Md. – Tiger Woods always hinted that there would be swing changes when he returned from back surgery. Some of those will be in place this week at the Quicken Loans National.

“We made a few tweaks here and there but nothing major,” Woods said Tuesday at Congressional. “Nothing that probably you would observe with the physical eye.

“We look at it on video, and what I’m feeling, I’m doing. It looks the same as it did before. I probably may not go at it as hard on all shots.”

Woods said an eye-opening moment during his rehabilitation was noticing that John Cook, a Champions Tour veteran who has had back issues too, was hitting it past him.

“I’m out there pumping 8-irons 135 and that’s all I had,” Woods said. “That was frustrating there for a little while. But things have turned around and I’ve got my numbers back, and this week especially, since it’s going to be warm all week, I don’t have any problem staying loose.”

Woods is skipping the Blue Course Tuesday, opting instead for the practice areas. He is scheduled for a 6:30 a.m. ET pro-am on Wednesday.